Based in: Beijing
Through both conceptual and curatorial projects, Liu Ding explores the ways that value—economic and otherwise—is created in the art world. In the Sample series, he hired factory workers to paint the same picture over and over again in an assembly line fashion. The result, seen installed above, is very clever and a little bit cheeky, as is his ongoing Store project. The Store, which lives online but has also appeared in exhibition contexts, is an active imitation of art commerce, selling objects like unfinished paintings and rubber balls.